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GPD Pocket 3 mini-laptop review (8 inch screen, modular ports, convertible design)

The GPD Pocket 3 is a small but versatile mini-laptop computer with an 8 inch display that supports pen and touch input, a swivel hinge that lets you fold the screen down over the keyboard for use in tablet mode, a backlit keyboard that’s just big enough for touch typing, and support for up to […]

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How to install Google Play on Amazon Fire tablets

Amazon’s Fire tablets have a well-deserved reputation for offering decent bang for the buck. They have decent displays, long battery life, and affordable price tags (especially during Prime Day or Black Friday sales). But they also come with an operating system called Fire OS, which is Amazon’s custom version of Android. Instead of the Google […]

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Differences between Windows 11 Home, Pro, SE, Enterprise, and Education

Windows 11 beganrolling out on October 5, 2021, bringing new features including an updated taskbar and start menu, new multitasking features, and support for widgets. For the most part users have a choice between two versions of the operating system: Windows 11 Home or Windows 11 Pro. But Microsoft will also offer a few specialized […]

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How to sideload Android apps on Windows 11

Windows 11 is the first version of Microsoft’s desktop operating system to offer native support for running Android applications. Thanks to a partnership with the Amazon, setting up Android app support is as simple as downloading the Amazon Appstore from the Microsoft Store. Eventually you’ll be able to use the Amazon Appstore and/or Microsoft Store […]

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GPD Pocket 3 handheld computer will be a convertible tablet with stylus support (and modular port options)

Chinese device maker GPD has been making handheld computers for a number of years, including models designed for gaming, general purpose usage, or IT administration duties. But the upcoming GPD Pocket 3 will have three features the company has never offered before. It’s up for pre-order through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign set to run through mid-December, […]

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HP Pavilion Aero 13 review: 2.2 pound notebook with Ryzen 5000U for $750 and up

The HP Pavilion Aero 13 is a laptop that delivers excellent all-around performance, decent battery life in a surprisingly compact and affordable package. Weighing just under 2.2 pounds, the HP Pavilion Aero has a starting price of $750. While that’s not surprising for a member of the HP Pavilion line of laptops, which are typically […]

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Before the Surface Laptop Studio: A brief history of notebooks easel-like hinges and pull-forward displays

Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop Studio is an unusual-looking convertible notebook. Sure, you can use it as a laptop or tablet, but its display doesn’t rotate 360 degrees until it’s behind the keyboard. Instead you pull the screen forward. Pull part way and you’ve got an easel that you can use to create digital artwork. Keep pulling […]

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Compare Kindle specs: Amazon Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, and Kindle Oasis

The Amazon Kindle devices are some of the most popular eBook readers with electronic paper displays due to ease of use, tight integration with the world’s most popular eBook store, and probably most importantly, their relatively affordable price tags. Starting prices range from $90 for an entry-level Kindle to $250 for Kindle Oasis, with the […]

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Compare handheld gaming PC specs (Steam Deck, AYA Neo, GPD Win Max and Win 3, ONEXPLAYER and OneGx1 Pro)

Handheld gaming hardware is getting interesting. Nintendo has largely dominated the space for decades, first with its Game Boy devices and more recently with its Switch line of consoles. But as more people have taken to gaming on their phones we’ve also seen a rise in vsmartphones designed for gamers. Meanwhile another trend has been […]

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Can a Linux phone replace my iPhone or Android device?

Google and Apple have come to dominate the smartphone space in recent years, but there are a small (but growing) number of phones that ship with GNU/Linux-based operating systems instead. At the same time, there a growing number of Linux distributions designed to run on smartphones. There are currently at least 17 different software releases […]